Academy – Bible Department

Biblical studies

Department Overview

Study of the Bible is not exclusive to specific Bible classes. Instead, we seek to integrate the Bible into every subject in our curriculum. We use the term “Biblical Saturation” to capture the way Bible instruction and application permeates all that we teach and do at the academy.

Each student receives Bible-related instruction or takes a Bible-related class throughout the school year. The scope and sequence begins in the early grades with Bible stories, character and topical studies, and lessons on application.  In the Middle School years, we teach students to study the Bible more formally. As students enter high school, we cover New and Old Testament surveys, and in the junior and senior years, we advance to classes on apologetics and systematic theology.

Our mission is to develop disciples and leaders, and its vision is that its graduates would be “inspired and equipped for a lifetime of exceptional service.”  Our deepest goal is that whether graduates go to college, into service, or into a trade, they do so in a way that their faith is fully integrated with their endeavours. Our curriculum and our teachers strive for those goals every day.

Department Chair

Matt Richey, MDiv

Assistant Dean of Spiritual Life &
Bible Department Chair

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Bible

ELL Bible (Full Year)

High School

This class is for people who are learning English and are not yet ready to be in the Bible class with their peers. It is the desire of the school that international students know about God. Many students who come to TBS from another country may know little about the Bible. We want to help them understand what Christians believe at a level they can understand.




Bible

New Testament Survey (Full Year)

High School

New Testament Survey empowers the student to be able to read the New Testament in a contextually, theologically, and hermeneutically sound manner so that they can better understand, apply, and incorporate its teachings into their lives and worldview.




Bible

Old Testament Survey (Full Year)

High School

The Old Testament Survey empowers the student to be able to read the Old Testament in a contextually, theologically, and hermeneutically sound manner so that they can better understand, apply, and incorporate its teachings into their life and worldview.




Bible

Spiritual Formation and Christian Living (Semester)

High School

Christian Living is a study of the habits and disciplines of the Christian life. We look at how we are shaped and formed by God’s Spirit through prayer, Christian community and our calling and vocations. We will look at what it means to be a Christian in marriage or singleness, in our vocations, whether in ministry or in the work force, and as a student, worker, parent, spouse, neighbor and citizen.




Bible

Systematic Theology (Full Year)

High School

This full year course examines the great doctrines of the Bible. Bibliology, Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology, Anthropology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology, Angelology, and Eschatology. The students examine the application of doctrinal truths to their personal lives. They also learn basic Bible study techniques, such as examining the Scriptures for themselves.




Bible

World Religions and Apologetics (Semester)

High School

This class is designed to prepare students for the real world in defending Christianity and their personal faith against the false teachings of this world. It is a study of false religions and cults - and how a Christian can respond to each one as witness for the Lord Jesus Christ.